Researching Careers

General Career & Occupational Research

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this inclusive guide provides information about occupations including typical duties, work environment, training & education, salary information and job outlook.

O*NET On-Line
Interactive and accessible occupational information.

16 Career Clusters
Career clusters identify pathways from secondary school to two- and four-year colleges, graduate school, and the workplace, so students can learn in school and what they can do in the future.

CareerOneStop's Toolkit
Profiles of over 750 specific occupations, including salary information by state and county. This site also has Career Videos On-Line

Find information about various careers within U.S. communities.

State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
The Department licenses and regulates 132 different types of credentials in more than 58 professional fields. Learn more about educational and licensing requirements for occupations ranging from Substance Abuse Counselors and Nursing Home Administrators to Real Estate Professionals and Funeral Directors.
See a list of certification examinations for various career fields and learn more about what these exams entail. Includes sample questions.

Career Videos 

CareerOneStop's Career Video Collection
Browse these videos to learn about careers, industries, skills and abilities, or work options and education levels.

RoadTripNation (PBS Series)
View interviews with various professionals to learn how they paved their career path in a wide variety of career fields and industries.

Vault Career Q&A Videos
Over 1600 videos with no-nonsense advice from working professionals on 160+ careers - with new videos added regularly. To access, create your FREE Vault account for access anytime, anywhere.

Employment Projections

Often times, students might wonder about career trends and what jobs are in highest demand. Here are some resources to help you research employment projections and trends:

State Occupational Projections
Projected employment growth for occupations among various states.

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the following resources: 

Wisconsin WisConomy: Workforce and Labor Market Information published by the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

NOTE: Also check out the Links associated with various majors on the "What Can I Do With a Major In..?" pages to research various career fields!

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